- n soreness and warmth caused by friction
he had a nasty chafe on his knee
- n anger produced by some annoying irritation
- v become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
- v feel extreme irritation or anger
- v cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
- v tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
This leash chafes the dog's neck
- v cause friction
- v warm by rubbing, as with the hands
- Will such money-spinning creative talents chafe under Disney's more restrictive corporate culture? No one knows if they'd even stick around.
- Political control is of the familiarly unyielding Chinese style: the Uighurs chafe under Beijing's grasp and have demanded independence.
- Her East Berlin neighbors may chafe under the drab dictatorship of the proletariat, but she believes.
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The latest news on the fashion-entertainment front is making a lot of people chafe — and no amount of Gold Bond powder will ease their discomfort.
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- John Kerry in New York Times
And for the Afghans who chafe at foreign boots on their soil, it sends a message that while America will remain committed to the Afghan people, we aren't interested in a permanent occupation,Mr. Kerry said.
- Kaiser Kuo in Christian Science Monitor
Anyone moving to a new culture must be prepared for periods of homesickness, alienation or even a sense of estrangement. But if you prepare to enjoy the country you live in and choose to go with the flow rather than chafe at the inconveniences and... Andrea http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHLqsZXt5QuQobNSEyLg3N6eBm0Hg Deccan Herald http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.deccanherald.com/content/78832/odyssey-through-culture.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHRydzEqYvbL8CAa20USOE-kxH1Bg Jul 2, 2010
16437 22919 chafe There will always be those who chafe against censorship and those who defend the regime," says Kuo.